A new PDO for multifunctional applications

DSM and Metex Nøøvista are offering a new, sustainable, cosmetic grade of 1,3-propanediol called Tilamar PDO with Nøøvista, which is the first cosmetic grade PDO to be sourced in the EU and transformed with a patented fermentation process


With concerns about the environment and limited natural resources continuing to grow, particularly among the younger generations, beauty biotechnology is likely to gain in importance over the coming years. DSM has therefore launched a new cosmetic grade of 1,3-propanediol in partnership with the biochemistry company Metex Nøøvista. The product has a fully sustainable production process, and its much indemand skin microbiome friendliness and multifunctional properties have been demonstrated in the studies described in this article. Because it helps to reduce the complexity of cosmetics formulations, this PDO offers manufacturers a way to meet growing consumer demand for sustainable but high-performance personal care products that are also seen as a clean option.

Beauty and personal care consumers have become more knowledgeable, more conscientious and more ideological in their buying choices. Performance and results are important to them, but, driven by broader health, environmental and societal concerns, they are also paying much closer attention to the ecological and social impact of the products they use.1 

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